A sleek showplace featuring hand-blown, one-of-a-kind glassworks with modern flair.. In Short Stores like this have earned Hayes Valley its reputation as an artsy enclave. Owned by Eric Melampy, it's a spacious one-room gallery featuring glass objects and a small selection of paintings, prints and photographs. Pieces by Tsuchida Yasuhiko, a native Japanese artist who worked at the Franco Schiavon glass factory in Murano, Italy, dominate the core collection. Other contributing talents hail from Seattle, Italy and the Bay Area, and each original piece is signed.
A Real Find.
As a collector of blown glass I was excited to find this lovely gallery in the Hayes Valley. Many pieces my artists from the Pacific Northwest as well as California and Italy made my purchase choice a difficult one. The staff was very knowledgable and made my selection process easier. I will definitely visit this gallery on my next visit to San Francisco.